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Dec 15, 2004, 07:14 PM
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Diesel Engines

I think I want to try diesels. Anyone out there know much about them or any good web sites for diesel engines??
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Dec 15, 2004, 07:37 PM
Did a quick look on Yahoo. Not much in the way of aircraft engines. Mostly marine.

Here's a message board you may want to check out. Talks about some glow-diesel conversion projects.
Dec 15, 2004, 08:01 PM
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Try Doctor Diesel (Eric Clutton)

There are plenty of people hanging round here who've used diesels for years, mainly us Brits.

Jan 05, 2005, 03:17 PM
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Try just engines web site
they recommend to convert glow engines to diesel by davis diesel conversion kits
my experience due to ether content of diesel fuel it doesn't meet today's demands
such as cleaning
Jan 05, 2005, 07:17 PM
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Try PAW engines. The best diesels.
Aug 31, 2009, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by slipstick
Try Doctor Diesel (Eric Clutton)

There are plenty of people hanging round here who've used diesels for years, mainly us Brits.


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Aug 31, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Eric Clutton is moving to a new host. It should be up soon.

Sep 01, 2009, 07:09 AM
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Davis Diesel Developement has conversion heads for a large variety of engines. Compared to a converted engine the PAWs are low powered heavy slugs but they do run nice once set up, just not up to modern standards. This Irvine .53 is the campion of the .50 sized engines turning a Graupner 12x7 at 10,150 rpm, the Webra .50 is second at about 9,900.
Sep 01, 2009, 07:17 AM
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earlwb's Avatar is another source for engines.
But you need to call him on the phone as his website hasn't been updated in quite a while.
In the USA you can order model engine diesel fuel via Tower Hobbies.
There is a diesel engine category in the forums at

Davis Diesel Development can pretty much make a diesel head for most any model engine you want to use. They already have diesel conversion heads ready to ship for many engines too.
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Aug 22, 2016, 07:24 AM
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Ask on the diesel thread
Aug 22, 2016, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveSawers View Post
Try PAW engines. The best diesels.
I agree.......IMHO the best entrance to the world of diesel engines is starting with a "real" no-compromise diesel.....


.033 to .60 ci

Aug 22, 2016, 08:28 AM
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Our Military used thousands of these Irvine .53 conversion, there was nothing compromise about them.
Aug 22, 2016, 08:40 AM
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I sure hope the OP is still around, 14 years is a long time to wait...

The "Diesel thread" on the vintage forum is about older engines, as I have understood it. The thread only appeared five years after the original question here...
Aug 22, 2016, 09:22 AM
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This site has a great deal of information on operation and maintenance of diesels -- not just for combat:
Aug 22, 2016, 12:51 PM
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There's a pile of good info here also:

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